I just picked up a mint copy of this. My mind is blown. Does anyone else own this / has anyone else heard it? The Beatles – Abbey Road (1984, Vinyl) I own the following copies in mint condition. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1976, Vinyl) The Beatles – Abbey Road (2019, 180g, Vinyl) The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969, Vinyl) And have Aussie and Japanese Blue albums in mint condition. This thing is beyond ridiculous. Cut by Don Bradley at EMI Australia who cut the mythical Sgt Peppers AUDIO 5 cut a year after he cut AUDIO5 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1983, Half Speed Mastered, Vinyl) The Origin of The Rarest and Most Sought After Pressing of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Story of the Audio5 "It was created for the Sydney Audio Show in 1983. A team of EMI Australia executives decided to do a special release of five albums. These dedicated audiophiles and regular show attendees wanted these pressings to be top quality recordings that would highlight EMI Australia’s capabilities as an audiophile label. Given the audience, they knew these pressings needed to be of the highest quality. They had also recently spent millions of dollars to upgrade their facility and create a mirror of Abbey Road Studios, all the way down to the TG mixing board, staff assignments and maintenance schedules. So they called the home office and relayed their requirements. Abbey Road engineers created a direct 1:1 tape copy of the original Sgt. Pepper’s… source tape —the one and only, with the actual edits spliced and taped together —and called in Don Bartley, by then acknowledged as EMI Australia’s top mastering engineer. They then gave him the freedom to make it sound the way he wanted to hear it. And, using the much vaunted mastering board, they followed what were then considered to be state-of-the-art production methods, including the half-speed cutting process and heavier virgin vinyl. Since this was 1983 and mastering technology had improved since the late 1960’s, the sonic result was said to be spectacular." I've listened to Abbey Road thousands of times over the years in many formats. I have NEVER heard anything like this. It's like listening to it for the first time. The detail is incredible. I'm picking up things I've never heard before. The instrument separation is astonishing. The balance of bass, mids and treble is PERFECT. The vinyl is One-Step silent. Listening in $2000 headphones you can't hear the needle between tracks. It's literally BLACK. Has anyone else got this and can comment? EMI Australia was pitching themselves as a new Audiophile label in the mid 80's off the back off the AUDIO5 cut, and I'm tipping they used the same process on this. "One to one copy of the original. It was 30 IPS quarter inch tape with no noise reduction or Dolby applied" and then mastered it on their brand new multi million $ gear. Would have been amazing what would have happened if vinyl didn't die around this time... I am floored.